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What Are Allegra And Xyzal Used For
Allergies: Allegra and xyzal are two different types of antihistamines. They are called non sedating antihistamines as older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause drowsiness in some people. The entire class of medicines are used to treat allergies or allergic reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
What are the long term effects of being on nasonex (mometasone) and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?
Not to worry : There are no significant reported long term adverse effects of nasal steroids in studies. Direct , local effects are more common like irritation in the nose, crustiness, nosebleeds. You just take a short break from the rx for these. There are no major reported concerns about long term use of antihistamines.- zyrtec, claritin, allegra, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are both oral antihistamine agents that block the effects of histamine on what is called the h1 receptor. By doing this, they reduce the release of histamine, a substance that causes itching, runny nose, and sneezing. Zyrtec blocks the receptor a bit better, but the clinical effect of the medications is roughly the same. Zyrtec may cause some drowsiness, but may last longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newer antihistamines are not anticholinergic. So why are side effects like constipation often reported for claritin (loratadine) for example?
I know there is clariten d and allegra d for allergies, but are there any eye drops and nasal sprays that are equally effective?
Nasal sprays: Topical steroid nasal sprays are available by prescription. They are the most effective treatment for allergies affecting the nose and some have shown improvement in eye symptoms as well. They are safe and 1 product is approved by fda for use down to 2 years old. It's well worth a trip to the doctor. Avoid over the counter nasal sprays; a person can develop dependency and rebound if over used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard that Claritin (loratadine) needs several days of consecutive use to be effective. Are other allergy pills like Allegra (fexofenadine) similar?
What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.
Asthma guidelines: If you do have asthma spireva is not an asthma medication, although is sometimes of benefit especially if there is also copd. I cannot tell you what is the correct asthma medication for you. You need to see a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of your entire respiratory system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can hydroxyzine be used for anxiety but not diphenhydramine? Both are antihistamines, one derived from the other, correct?
What is the different between nasonex, (mometasone) patanase, and ipratropium nasal sprays? Can / Should they all be taken together?
Clinical: It's a clinical diagnosis. It would require a special forensics lab to test specifically for it which isn't usually done. ...Read more
Not likely: Neoclarityn is Desloratadine (clarinex in U.S.) and is a new generation antihistamine derived from Claritin that generally works well. Other antihistamines likely have similar results, but some people respond better to other antihistamines (allegra [fexofenadine], zyrtec [cetirizine]). Most effective treatment for nasal allergies is nasal steroid sprays! ...Read more
I understand xyzal (levocetirizine) and dallergy are both antihistamines, but what is the difference between the two?
Side effects: Dallergy (http://www.Drugs.Com/cdi/dallergy.Html) is a brand name product composed of 2 different drugs, one of which is a 1st generation antihistamine, which can make you sleepy among other side effects, plus a decongestant, which can raise your blood pressure. Xyzal (http://www.Drugs.Com/xyzal.Html) is a brand name for levocetirizine which is a left mirror image of zyrtec which contains l&r. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Claritin (loratadine) side effect: Claritin (loratadine) can cause many side-effects. Most commonly, it can cause sedation; even though it is called "non-sedating" by the manufacturer. If you take any medication and note an adverse effect each time, you should assume a causse and effect relationship. ...Read more
Is it safe to take cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine for allergies if you are taking Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?
Safe: But choose only one antihistaminic a time ...Read more
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